Wireless on R8000P

I just installed Openwrt 21.02.2 on my R8000P. Working fine so far, BUT:
The wireless seems not to be detected. From different discussions I read that the BCM4365E wifi chipset seems to be supported by the brcmfmac, but there are no kernel modules available?
Also, running lspci gives no output?

Anyone with hints what needs to be done to get this running?

Dirk

AFAIK there's a brcmsmac and brcmfmac kmod packages + firmwares available.

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fwiw

https://forum.openwrt.org/t/installing-on-netgear-r8000p/106802

Thanks @bill888 for that link. I already read that one and it was a great help to get to the point where I opened this new topic. Unfortunately, the question I put here is not answered in the referred thread as well. Moreover, that old thread moves over to different models throughout the discussion.

The problem remains: There are packages for the firmware brcmfmac, but no kmod packages for it to install. As stated earlier: lspci lists no devices also, so that I cannot refer to the wireless devices in the wireless config (which I think I would need to, as this is the way my other, different device is working)

So, again: Anybody who can give me a hint to either get to the missing modules or what needs to be configured on the R8000P to get its wireless up and running?

you sure ?

@frollic yes, I am sure:

seems, for the target bcm4908 there are no kmod-bcrm* packages. I just also checked the download section on openwrt.org for the target: no such files. But I don't know, why

@frollic: yes, I am sure.

seems, for the target bcm4908 there are no kmod-bcrm* packages. I just also checked the download section on openwrt.org for the target: no such files. But I don't know, why

Unless Broadcom does not allow firmware to be distributed in a release, I'm surprised, the modules were not included in the release. I did find kmod-bcma *.ipk here:
https://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/21.02.1/targets/bcm4908/generic/kmods/5.4.154-1-94c793f41c431abdb7e95a50e5a78a2c/

21.02.2 has them also.

@shep right, the kmod-bcma is the only one; but as you see, there is no kmod-brcmfmac or kmod-brcmsmac available. Looks like those were omitted for that target for some reason